Pitching Injuries Starting to Pile Up at Indianapolis, Sanchez to DL

While already dealing with injuries to Casey Sadler and the third DL stint this season for John Holdzkom, Indianapolis saw three more pitchers go down on the most recent road trip.

In what appears to be a lost season after such a promising campaign last year for John Holdzkom, Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor said that Holdzkom was shut down for two weeks on his latest DL trip with his nagging shoulder.

“[Holdzkom] is not going to throw for the next week either,” Treanor said. “The chances that he will be able to get back this year, we don’t know until he starts throwing again to see how it feels.”

While he did not have a huge update on Sadler, Treanor said that Sadler is down in Florida trying to work his way back. Sadler has not been with the team since the All-Star break.

On the most recent road trip, Angel Sanchez went down with an injury after just 3.1 innings on Saturday night. At the time, it appeared to be a forearm issue, rather than a ligament, which Treanor confirmed as well. On Wednesday morning, Sanchez was placed on the disabled list with a right forearm strain.

“With Sanchez, it looks like it’s more muscular right now,” Treanor said. “We will see how he progresses for the next day or so as to when he would throw again.”

The news was not so good for Jeff Inman, who was placed on the DL on Tuesday with an elbow injury. As for the extent, Treanor said that they are still in the process of seeing how that progresses.

Finally, after being hit in the ankle with a line drive on a comebacker, A.J. Morris is still in a walking boot. Treanor said that he was feeling better today and they were going to see if they can get him in a regular shoe doing some work in the next couple of days.

They did get a little bit of good news on Tuesday evening, Wilfredo Boscan cleared waivers and he was sent outright to Indianapolis. He was designated for assignment last week when the Pirates got Deolis Guerra back from the Cleveland Indians.